Guillain-Barré syndromeGuil·lain-Bar·ré Syndrome
an acute neurological disorder of unknown cause, involving partial paralysis of several muscle groups and occurring rarely after certain viral infections and vaccinations
Origin of Guillain-Barré syndromeafter G. Guillain and J. Barré, 20th-c. French neurologists
A temporary inflammation of the nerves, causing pain, weakness, and paralysis in the extremities and often progressing to the chest and face. It typically occurs after recovery from a viral infection or, in rare cases, following immunization for influenza.
Origin of Guillain-Barre SyndromeAfter Georges Guillain (1876-1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880-1967), French neurologists